My Plea ~

I know you didn’t mean to
I know you really care
But the pain and heartache I am now feeling
None of this is fair.
You became my rock
When I needed you, you were there
Now you’re slipping through my fingers
I am filling with despair.
Don’t tell me that you love me
Don’t give me more false hope
Don’t make promises you can’t keep
I can no longer cope.
Please stop breaking my heart
Please don’t do this to me
Do what you have to do
But please listen to my plea…

Copyright ©2014 –ND White

Raven’s Innocence is launching Friday June 27th

Finally!!!!! Raven’s Innocence is about to launch! This Friday, June 27th, you will be able to purchase Raven’s Innocence in paperback or download to your Kindle. I am so very excited, I can hardly stand it. With that being said, let’s back up to the previous weekend, shall we?

Saturday afternoon I was on the phone with my editor, while she helped walk me through the steps of formatting and preparing my manuscript for upload to Create Space. I told her that I was in no way proficient in Microsoft word and I would have been better off if I could have typed this in an Excel document. Her response to me was “Well, you will be after this!” Three hours later, a few freak-outs, and yes even a couple of tears out of pure frustration; I became extremely proficient in Microsoft Word. I also had a beautifully formatted manuscript ready to be uploaded to Create Space. I do believe my editor’s exact words to me were this, “There’s your book baby.” In that moment, I squealed in delight and decided that I needed a drink!

Sunday afternoon, I was ready to tackle the formatting for KDP. I was preparing myself for meltdown number four, or five…I’m not sure, I was losing count by this point…..When I opened up my document to start this grueling process over, I quickly realized that my manuscript was already half way ready for KDP because of the formatting that took place the day before. I only had to change a few minor details and within minutes, my manuscript was ready for upload to KDP. I was thrilled! By this point, things were becoming Easy Peasy.

Sunday night I went on ahead and uploaded everything to Create Space, and by Monday morning, they had emailed me telling me my manuscript had been approved for printing. Monday night I uploaded my manuscript to KDP.

From the first moment I sat down to write, September 28th, 2013 to the day I finally had everything completed and uploaded, which was on June 23rd, this process took me approximately 9 months from start to finish. My book initially took me 6 months to write. The next three were spent on editing and designing of the book. What a process this has been and I have learned so much from this experience. I had no idea what I was signing on for when I started this.

So again, this Friday, June 27th, Raven’s Innocence will finally be available! I have worked so hard on this, and so has my editor, and another author who helped me with my writing, my proofer, and my graphic designer, and then those that were doing all they could to support me…..I have been working with an incredible team of people. I am so very grateful for everyone’s support!

Once Raven’s Innocence is launched, I will start writing Raven’s Undoing. But this next time around, I am prepared for what is to come. One thing I know for sure is that writing the story is the easy part.





Twisted Reality ~

You promised to love me, to cherish me
You were supposed to be my rock
The one I could count on for anything
My best friend
Instead you poisoned me
Tore me down
Crushed me
Dimmed the light in my eyes
Left me crying in the dark
Silently screaming
Falling victim to this twisted reality

Copyright ©2014 –ND White


Whispering in my ear
Your thoughts of love pouring from your soul
Your arms wrapped around me tight
The warmth of your flesh caressing my skin
Your lips down my neck
A fire burning deep within me
The look of love in your eyes
As my soul reflects from within you
Your love embraces me
Protects me
Keeps me breathing
Keeps me alive

Copyright ©2014 –ND White

Thank You for your Patience

I have been getting asked by many people when Raven’s Innocence will be released and all I know for sure is that we are trying to have it launched in the next couple of weeks, before the end of this month.  This process is taking a little longer than anticipated, but as I discussed in my previous blog entry, I am okay with that.

Thank you everyone for your support and also for your patience.  I will keep you up to date as all of this unfolds.  Currently I am doing my final read through to make sure it is exactly how I want it to be before uploading it for launch.  I am getting so very excited! And, I am truly hoping that all of you find Raven’s Innocence to be a sultry summer read.